Sound Installation

Posted in Uncategorized on February 22nd, 2024
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Max Neuhaus began his career as a musician, a percus-sionist. He continues to use sound as his medium. Why. then, do we find his works in the world of art, in places dedicated to seeing, not to listening? Why, in other words, does so much of his work appear on sites, indoors and out, where we would expect to find painting and sculpture? I think answers to these general questions about Neuhaus entire oeuvre must precede the attempt to say anything in particular about specific pieces. We must account for what appears to be an immense, overarching anomaly before taking up the puzzles presented in turn by each of Neuhaus various works.

Autor: Max Neuhaus

Publisher: Kunsthalle Basel

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PROVENCE AW 21/22, The Poster Issue. ART BASEL LAUNCH. Sept 22nd, from 6-9pm

Posted in magazines, Motto Books on September 19th, 2021
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Dear ________ ,

Please join us for the outdoor launch of the limited edition PROVENCE AW21/22 “The Poster Issue”

Wednesday, Sept 22nd, from 6-9PM

Drinks will be served in Julian Göthe and Miriam Laura Leonardi cups at the Tinguely Fountain next to Kunsthalle Basel.

This limited edition of PROVENCE includes:

Marc Asekhame, Brigade, Merlin Carpenter, CFGNY, Contemporary Art Writing Daily, Rhea Dahl, Damien & The Love Guru, DAY6, Simon Denny, galeriepcp, Gessnerallee, Edgars Gluhovs, Samuel Haitz & Leda Bourgogne & Anne Fellner, Gloria Hasnay & Moritz NebenfuÌuehr, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Valeria Herklotz, Nina Hollensteiner & Albrecht Pischel, Karma International, Vera Kaspar, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Marie Karlberg, Milena Langer, Lulli 2020 — Jim C. Nedd — Nina Hollensteiner, Midway Contemporary Art, Olaf Nicolai, D’Ette Nogle, O-Town House, Walter Pfeiffer, Plymouth Rock, Sam Pulitzer, Ottolinger, Marine Serre, Chen Shen featuring Gao Han, Wei Longwen & XYZ Lab, Kathrin Sonntag,, Swiss Art Awards, Una Szeemann, Galerie Tschudi, Hamish Fulton, Ilaria Vinci, Edition VFO, Nina Zimmer — Meret Oppenheim

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Stefan Sulzer / Edition Taube @ Kunsthalle Basel 18.07.2015. 3pm

Posted in Events on July 17th, 2015
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18. July 2015 / Sat / 15:00 – 16:00
Book Launch with Stefan Sulzer: The day my mother touched Robert Ryman

The artist book The day my mother touched Robert Ryman by Stefan Sulzer tells the story of a visit to the Dia Art Foundation in Beacon, New York, during which the mother of the artist felt so irritated by the elegant simplicity of Ryman’s paintings that she slowly let her hand slide over one of the paintings. Stefan Sulzer combines this story with statements and information about the work of Ryman and thereby creates a selective and poetic narration about the reception of art.

The reading, which comes on the 40th anniversary of Ryman’s first institutional solo in Switzerland—at Kunsthalle Basel, of course!—is followed by a talk in German with the curator Samuel Leuenberger (SALTS, Birsfelden).

The first 17 copies of The day my mother touched Robert Ryman were published as a special edition by Edition Taube, numbered, signed, and touched by the mother. Stefan Sulzer’s exhibition of the same title at Galerie Bernhard has just been extended until July 25.

-Robert Ryman during the installation of his solo show at Kunsthalle Basel, 1975. Photo: Christian Baur © photo archives Kunsthalle Basel
-Stefan Sulzer, The day my mother touched Robert Ryman, Special Edition published by Edition Taube

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Steinenberg 7
CH-4051 Basel

P +41 61 206 99 00
F +41 61 206 99 19

vamoose, all cacti jut torrid nites. Julia Rometti, Victor Costales. Kunsthalle Basel.

Posted in Exhibition catalogue, Uncategorized on July 5th, 2014
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vamoose, all cacti jut torrid nites. Julia Rometti, Victor Costales. Kunsthalle Basel.

This publication has been published on the occasion of the exhibition:
“vamoose, all cacti jut torrid nites” by Julia Rometti and Victor Costales

19.06.14 – 24.08.14
Kunsthalle Basel

curated by Adam Szymczyk

Price: €12.00
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Olaf Nicolai / Rollo Press @ Kunsthalle Basel. 19.06.2014

Posted in Events on June 17th, 2014
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Olaf Nicolai / Rollo Press @ Kunsthalle Basel. 19.06.2014
from 4pm

olaf nicolai
hotel nacional rio
rollo press zürich (rollo no. 40), 256 photographs, 148 pages
isbn 978-3-906213-07-1

T: +41 61 206 99 00 · F: +41 61 206 99 19 ·

Über Peter Friedl – book presentation @ Kunsthalle Basel – 15.06.2013

Posted in Events on June 13th, 2013
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Über Peter Friedl – book presentation @ Kunsthalle Basel – 15.06.2013. (7pm)

On the occasion of the publication of Über Peter Friedl, Kunsthalle Basel is hosting a book launch and conversation in english, with Peter Friedl, Dirk Snauwaert, Adam Szymczyk and Corinne Diserens.

Über Peter Friedl

With essays from: Mieke Bal, Roger M. Buergel, Jean-François Chevrier, Norman M. Klein, Bartomeu Mari, Maria Muhle, Eva Schmidt, Marco Scotini, Dirk Snauwaert, Hilde Van Gelder, Leire Vergara

Edited by Dirk Snauwaert
Language: German
Published by WIELS / Motto Books.
ISBN: 9782940524044
Pages: 230
Price: 19.80€ / 26 chf

Motto @ Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
CH-4051 Basel
T: +41 61 206 99 00

Theatre Of Hunters. Pedro Barateiro. Kunsthalle Basel.

Posted in Exhibition catalogue on February 4th, 2012
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Theatre Of Hunters. Pedro Barateiro.

In Theatre of Hunters, his first major solo exhibition outside of Portugal, Pedro Barateiro presents a sequence of installations that include “staged” sculptures, found objects, photographs, drawings, paintings and films that encompass the five connected galleries on the ground floor of the Kunsthalle Basel.

Barateiro’s multifarious practice can be situated within a contemporary mode of post-studio production that is neither bound to one medium nor limited to any particular type of skilled object-making. Instead, the Lisbon-based artist primarily works with existing popular images, documents, literary texts, found objects and artworks gleaned from a diverse range of contexts. Barateiro’s practice is driven by a critical “re-reading” of those cultural and historical texts that play a major role in determining our perception of reality. Rather than mirroring or otherwise directly responding to lived experience, Barateiro relays highly coded and fragmented statements, mediated by complex visual signs that possess the quality of things remembered from dreams, while simultaneously relating to specific referents.

D 19€



Posted in Exhibitions, Motto Berlin store on January 10th, 2010
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This catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition:

Danh Vo
“Where The Lions Are”
June 11 – August 23, 2009
Kunsthalle Basel

Design: Manuel Raeder

D 27€